#084 – Drones At Skyward, A Verizon Company with Mariah Scott

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Why did Verizon, a $30+ billion telecommunications company, acquire Skyward, a 4-year-old drone startup out of Portland? Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, joins Ian to discuss exactly that—the decision behind the Verizon acquisition, her thoughts on the direction of the drone industry in 2019, and why the future of UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) is so critical.

“UTM is a concept—it’s a system of systems. It’s like the internet, it’s going to grow up over time. From Skyward’s point of view, what we really want to see is global interoperability.” – Mariah Scott, President, Skyward, A Verizon Company